The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) over the weekend, held its Region-1Primary in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County with the election of seven of its members to contest for the Special Senatorial Election in various counties. The primary was also held in Bong and Maryland Counties respectively.
Those elected by the CDC Primary Committee to contest in the various counties include, George M. Weah Political Leader of the CDC for Montserrado County; Nathaniel McGill, Secretary General of the CDC for Gbapolu; Dr. FodayKromah for Grand Cape Mount and Prof. AnsuSonii for Margibi County.
Others are Mr. Augustine Flomo for Bong County; Mr. GalakpaiKortimai former Deputy Director of General Services Agency (GSA) recently dismissed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and joined the CDC a day to the party’s Primary was also elected to contest for the Lofa County Senatorial seat; while Atty. Teplah Reeves was elected for Rivercess and Mr. Solomon Murray for Grand Bassa county.
The election of Mr. Weah, Secretary General McGill and others in Region one of the CDC’s Primary was of no surprise save for Atty. Teplah and Kortimai who are new comers to the party.
Following the primary, an official of the CDC, JanjayBaikpeh said the process was a transparent one as the political leader of the party Weah subjected himself to a primary. He the will of Mr. Weah was not imposed on anyone as every partisan participated in the primary.
For Mr. David Logan, National Elections Commission (NEC) Magistrate in Grand Bassa County, the process was free, fair and transparent. He said the NEC observed the primary and did not see any act of election malpractice during the entire process.
Prior to the primary, the political leader of the main opposition, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), George Weahsaid the year 2014 and 2017 are years for the party to ascend to political leadership in the country.
Weah prior to his election as candidate for the ensuing Special Senatorial Election called on hundreds of CDCians to put aside internal wrangling within the party and move ahead for the betterment of the party.
“We must cease the opportunity now, 2014 and 2017 are our years so, let’s have a peaceful primary,” he said. Mr. Weah, political leader of the CDC and Liberia’s Peace Ambassador over the weekend won the Senatorial seat of Montserrado to contest for the October 2014Senaroial race.